Fast Facts

  • Made his Broadway debut in Tiger at the Gates in 1968.
  • Made his movie debut in Last Summer in 1969.
  • Has appeared with Ian McKellen in the films Six Degrees of Separation (1993), Apt Pupil (1998), X-Men (2000) and X2 (2003).
  • Directed his first feature-length project in 2001, the Showtime movie Off Season.
  • Is a volunteer/spokesperson for several AIDS organizations.


  • 1991, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Winner
  • 1990, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1991, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Winner


  • Ethan Pelikan Davison — Son
  • Jess Walton — Ex-wife
  • Michele Correy — Wife
  • Clair W. Davison — Father
  • Marian E. Davison — Mother
  • Lisa Pelikan — Ex-wife


  • Attended Penn State University, College Park, PA; attended New York University, New York, NY

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  • Birth Place: Philadelphia, PA
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Producer

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